About Ben Silverio

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Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • TV Review: ‘The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone’

    Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    At the end of my review for last week’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, I speculated whether the the mid-season finale titled ‘Too Far Gone’ would be disappointing or not. Well, after seeing the epic battle for the prison unfold, I can say with full confidence that this installment of AMC’s hit zombie drama was anything but […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘New Avengers’ #12

    Posted Sunday, December 1st, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Infinity’ coming to an end this week, the latest issue of ‘New Avengers’ acts as an epilogue to the whole event. The issue catches up with the members of the Illuminati after Thane and the Avengers quelled the scuffle with Thanos and now they’re free to revisit the things that plagued them before the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Arena’ #18

    Posted Sunday, December 1st, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4
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    About a year ago, a brand new book called ‘Avengers Arena’ from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker that sounded like Marvel’s version of ‘The Hunger Games’/’Battle Royale’ debuted to mix feelings. But as the book progressed and the audience explored Murder World, fans began to rally behind it despite the promise of all our favorite […]

  • David Morrissey Sheds Light On The Governor’s Actions In ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    After a fairly long absence from ‘The Walking Dead’ this season, David Morrissey returned to the AMC zombie drama two episodes ago where we finally caught up with the Governor after the fall of Woodbury. It looked as if the madman had undergone a change of heart and put all the horrible acts behind him, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Infinity’ #6

    Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4
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    After three months of extremely epic events in the pages of Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Infinity’, the Marvel Comics crossover has finally come to an end. After the Avengers saved the universe from the Builders, they learn that their home world is being threatened by frequent foe Thanos as he looks to rid this plane of existence […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Won’t Shoot In The UK After All

    Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4
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    For quite some time, Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ was scheduled to film in the filmmaker’s homeland of Great Britain. However, the latest reports are saying that it is no longer a possibility. Apparently, there’s no more space for even the tiniest of Marvel’s heroes in England. While promoting the release of ‘The World’s End’ on Blu-ray […]

  • Lee Pace & Michael Rooker Talk James Gunn And Their ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Characters

    Posted Friday, November 29th, 2013 02:14 pm GMT -4
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    With principal photography wrapped on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, it seems that the movie’s stars suddenly have more time to talk about their roles. Recently, Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt have spoken openly about their involvement in the Phase Two film from James Gunn, and now two more of their costars were found talking about […]

  • ‘Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor’ Makes History In Theaters Around The World

    Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Over the weekend, Whovians all over the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the beloved long-running British sci-fi show ‘Doctor Who’ with a very special episode titled ‘The Day of the Doctor’ starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt all as the titular Time Lord. The TV special aired on Saturday with a global […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Repairs’

    Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    After last week’s disappointing crossover with ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (that was still a pretty good episode), ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns with their ninth episode titled ‘Repairs’. In the previous episode, we learned more about Agent Ward’s past, but this time around looks to be May day as we delve deeper into the backstory of […]

  • J.J. Abrams Discusses Reluctance To Shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ In UK & More

    Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 10:30 am GMT -4
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    Back in May, it was announced that Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm would continue a ‘Star Wars’ tradition and shoot ‘Episode VII’ across the pond in the United Kingdom. However, director J.J. Abrams showed a little hesitance in filming outside of California because of a number of varying factors including uprooting his family. Well, he eventually […]

  • Chris Pratt Reveals What Made Him Join ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4
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    After a long search through Hollywood’s hottest young actors a while back, James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ finally brought on Chris Pratt of ‘Parks and Recreation’ as Peter Quill, the leader of the ragtag team that goes by the name of Star-Lord. It was an extremely surprising pick to the audience of Marvel’s upcoming […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Andrew J. West To Season Four

    Posted Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 07:09 pm GMT -4
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    On this season of ‘The Walking Dead’, a number of notable characters from Robert Kirkman’s popular Image comic book have been added to the cast. First, we saw Lawrence Gilliard Jr. from ‘The Wire’ as Bob Stookey. Then, a modified version of the Chalmers family from the tie-in novel ‘Rise of the Governor’ appeared in […]

  • J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic In The Works

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    By now, practically everyone is familiar with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series and ‘The Hobbit’, which has its second movie, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, coming out next month. But how much do we really know about the man who originally wrote those stories? Probably not as much […]

  • ‘The Wolverine’ Sequel To Be Based On Existing Comic Story

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    With so many stories being adapted from other mediums these days, the audience has to accept that when a movie says “based on”, and then there is a chance that the story that you’re about to see is completely different from the story that you’re used to. For instance, they couldn’t include every detail of […]

  • New Trailer For ‘Vampire Academy’

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no secret that films based on supernatural young adult novels are so in right now. These days it seems like every single one of them is getting a movie franchise now that ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter’ are over (although the latter is looking to make a comeback thanks to good ol’ J.K.). The next […]